Classical Education Is the Answer to De-Hellenization

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“Many Shall Come from the East and the West”

Introduction “Many shall come from the East and the West and will r … [Continue Reading]

Does the Text of Amoris Laetitia Allow Communion for the Divorced and Remarried?

Since it came out, some have argued that Amoris Laetitia permits … [Continue Reading]

Real Celibacy Is an Invitation from Divine Beauty

The personal call of Christ to follow him in a life of chaste celibacy … [Continue Reading]

The “Experience” of Modernism

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Fr. George Rutler’s Calm in Chaos: Catholic Wisdom for Anxious Times

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The Necessity of Rituals

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Classical Education Is the Answer to De-Hellenization

It seems that the notion of “Hellenization” in various ways is catching people’s imagination more and more. A few years ago I was listening to a radio program where a Dominican priest named Fr. Gabriel Gillen said, “Before we can h … continue reading..

“Many Shall Come from the East and the West”

Introduction “Many shall come from the East and the West and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mt 8:11). The two great preachers of the fourth and fifth centuries — John Chrys … continue reading..

Does the Text of Amoris Laetitia Allow Communion for the Divorced and Remarried?

Since it came out, some have argued that Amoris Laetitia permits Communion for the divorced and remarried. This is often based on a few lines rather than going back and analyzing the text as a whole in line with tradition.[1. I … continue reading..

Real Celibacy Is an Invitation from Divine Beauty

The personal call of Christ to follow him in a life of chaste celibacy brings a seminarian into a suffering that involves his whole person. Seminary formation serves such a man by assisting him to integrate chastity within his … continue reading..

The “Experience” of Modernism

The Instrumentum Laboris (IL), or working document, of the recently concluded synod on youth states quite starkly that “personal experiences cannot be placed in question” (IL 55).[1. Instrumentum laboris, XV Ordinary General Ass … continue reading..

Fr. George Rutler’s Calm in Chaos: Catholic Wisdom for Anxious Times

In his introduction to his book of essays titled Calm in Chaos: Essays for Anxious Times (Ignatius Press, 2018), Father George W. Rutler writes, “These essays touch upon confusions in the Church that are not without precedent but t … continue reading..

The Necessity of Rituals

Although we may not be aware of rituals, they weave themselves into the fabric of our days in one way that defines who we are as individuals. A definition of ritual can be a regular pattern of words or actions. The way we answer … continue reading..

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